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Old September 7, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Yep, something has to shuffle the data to the gpus...
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Old September 7, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Considering I have one HD3850 working averaging a mere 1700PPD and an overclocked QX9770 at almost 4Ghz, don't you think that 50% is a bit....extreme?

In the other thread Dashock pretty much showed that an E3110 @ 2Ghz doesn't bottleneck an 8800GT in folding. Yet here my QX9770 is working at 50% to feed info to a HD3850? It makes no sense to me.
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Old September 7, 2008, 10:40 AM
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the GPU client eats about 60% of my E8400 with the ATI card. My 8800GT averaged about 10% CPU usage. Now you know why I'm thinking about bailing on Folding@Home again.
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Old September 7, 2008, 10:52 AM
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All right, I just got off the phone with the head of ATI driver development. Thank god he answers his cell on Sundays....

I seems like the GPU v3 client will have better optimizations for ATI GPUs. The undertone of the conversation seemed to be that ATI didn't communicate their GPU layouts to the F@H GPU devs very well or something was lost in translation so even with the v2 client, things were performing the way they should.

As for me, I am switching to an Nvidia GPU the second this WU is done.
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Old September 7, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Which SMP client should I use? there is a 5.92 for Deino MPI and a 5.91 for MPICH.
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Old September 7, 2008, 11:00 AM
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You guys know you can turn down the cpu usage of the GPU2 client right?
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Old September 7, 2008, 11:01 AM
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You guys know you can turn down the cpu usage of the GPU2 client right?
Yes, but it negatively affects PPD it seems.
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Old September 7, 2008, 11:51 AM
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Which SMP client should I use? there is a 5.92 for Deino MPI and a 5.91 for MPICH.
With your processor your best PPD will be with the 6.22 SMP from Folding@home - DownloadWinOther
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Old September 7, 2008, 12:55 PM
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Ah, so SMP only comes in a console version? No Systray?
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Old September 7, 2008, 12:59 PM
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Ah, so SMP only comes in a console version? No Systray?
Yep, that's the hole that FahMon fills. :)
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